FIFA World Cup 2022 : In Focus – Argentina National Team

Last Updated on 19/11/2022 by

Argentina has a history of winning the World Cup, and they are one of the absolute favourites to win the trophy in Qatar in 2022.

The South American team has contributed to some of the most memorable World Cup moments throughout the years, as well as some of the greatest players in history.

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They had a disheartening tournament in 2018, exiting in the Round of 16, and they’ll be determined to make up for it in Qatar. In 2014, Argentina made it to the final, and many expect Lionel Scaloni’s team to win it all this year.

Argentina confirmed squad for the World Cup

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzella, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth.

Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul, Alejandro Gomez, Leandro Paredes, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Exequiel Palacios.

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Lautaro Martinez

Giovani Lo Celso, a midfielder on loan from Tottenham who has a torn quad, is the main absentee for Argentina. Scaloni had a number of serious injury concerns, including those involving Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Juan Foyth, and Leandro Paredes, but all five have joined the team.

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Players to Watch

Lionel Messi

The forward for Paris Saint-Germain hardly needs an introduction, but Lionel Messi will once again be the focal point of Argentina’s World Cup strategy. It’s now or never because he has already declared that this will be his final major public performance.

Angel Di Maria

Despite the fact that he hasn’t showed too many tricks at Juventus so far, Angel Di Maria remains a fantastic player who can upset any opponent. His extensive experience of playing with Argentina will be essential.

Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez, an Inter striker, has been in excellent form recently and appears to be a player in whom Lionel Scaloni has confidence. He has never attended a World Cup and will want to demonstrate why he should be the line leader in the future.

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Lisandro Martinez

This Argentina team is outstanding because of its overall cohesion rather than just its individual talent, and Lisandro Martinez personifies that. He has adapted to life at Manchester United very well, and he will probably end up being an important player for Argentina.

Argentina has played eight times in 2022 due to their busy schedule. They have three victories in friendlies, a victory over Italy in the Finalissima, and three victories in CONMEBOL Qualification matches with one draw.

Although they’ll probably need to defeat either England or France to advance to the semifinals, Argentina is anticipated to be one of the teams in the tournament’s later rounds. They are definitely capable of doing that, but a matchup against a team like Germany or Brazil later in the competition might be tough to advance to the final.



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